Sunday 8-15-21 Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides show airs and archives 9:30 a.m. or shortly thereafter: Interviews Galore with Sausalito Activist Robbie Powelson, Berkeley’s Carol Denney, the Benchlanders, Salinas’s Wes White, People’s Parksters, & More

ON THE 8-15-21 SHOW:  
      +++    Standing Against Sausalito Savagery with “Rough Water” Robbie Powelson
      +++    Bedside Chat from “Katzenjammer” Keith McHenry
      +++    “Cornerstone” Carol Denney on Destruction of “Where Do We Go?”
      +++    “Backstory” Brent Adams Critiques City/County Cut-and-Run Policies
      +++    A Walk Through the Greater Camp Paradise:
      +++    Barks from the Benchlands with Darien, Marsha, Sophie, & Greg
      +++    Present at the Pulverization: Woeful Watcher Wes White Documents the Razing of the Sherwood Park and Carr Lake Survival Camps in Salinas
      +++   “Scope it Out” Scott Graham on “Mum’s the Word” Mayor Meyers Sneak Play Slipping in District Elections in Santa Cruz      

+++   Survival Camp Days in Berkeley’s Peoples Park with Heartspeaker Hans
      +++   Tasty Tidbits and Sharp Seasoning from the Volunteer Staff of Berkeley’s People’s Park Kitchen with Chef Nick & the Community of Cooks
      +++   Adventures Outside the Dominant Paradigm with Cooper & Russell        

+++   Plodding through Police Pawing with Marty & Bathrobespierre: Anatomy of a 72-Hour “Storage” Citation

NOTE TO BENCHLAND DEFENDERS:  Santa Cruz Homeless Union is postponing its PUSH movie today, part of a campaign to pledge defense of the Benchlands and other encampments, out of caution in the wake of the new Delta virus assault.

The show will be available on HUFF archives at the Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides under Lost/Latest Shows  as well as netcast at 9:30 AM or shortly thereafter. 

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Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides archived & netcast 9:30 AM-3 PM today September 20,2020 Cooper’s Clarion Call, a Gloomy Look at the 9-22 City Council, Ben: Build Your Own Bathrooms, Alicia in Candidateland–Flashback to 9-18-03..and more

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City Council continues to defy the demands of the Community regarding police defunding to curb police violence, discrimination, homeless harassment, and overspending.  It has NOTHING on its agenda regarding shifting funds to non-violent alternatives.  Item #20 attempts to veto its own Commission report defending the shelter-in-place needs of van-dwellers on Olive St. 

The D.A. and the SCPD have still not dropped inflated and groundless charges against MARTY MIRABEL (“PIRATE”) for defending his friend Ben’s vehicular home from a massive police raid in violation of CDC “shelter-in-place” guidelines.   After a gang of nearly a dozen officers surrounded him and slammed Marty to the ground, police continue to cite and harass Ben in spite of the CDC requirements and the Martin v. Boise decision prohibiting such official terrorism.

While six motels have reportedly  been funded to assist some of the vulnerable houseless, many more remain half-empty.  There are no indoor areas set aside for the toxic air quality alerts, the smoke danger, and cooling functions–particularly impactful of those outside, and of the broader community–given the COVID-19 pandemic.  Dangerous COVID-19 vulnerable group shelters at the Vet’s Hall, Armory, “Housing Mumblings” Paul Lee Loft, and Laurel St. continue to be the main “go to” for police”  as a warehousing “alternative” when they threaten the visually “undesireable” outdoor camps. 

Those camps–in the Pogonip, along and under Hiway 1, along the levee, continue to be starved of resources like porapotties, wash stations, and trash pick-up’s.  City Manager Martin Bernal’s Bumbuster Police, Rangers, and Public Works crews seem to be removing or reducing previous COVID-19 “emergency” accommodations in defiance of public health needs.   Encampments along the San Lorenzo pathway near the Broadway bridge and along Hiway 1 at River St. have multiplied exponentially after the City and County created more refugees with their show-encampment in the Benchlands, running off the larger camp that was there in a repetition of earlier homeless dispersals.  Food to those in the few hotels made available is reportedly being cut back.

No indication that vendors on Beach St. have been invited to resume their family-sustaining sidewalk businesses down near the Boardwalk.

VIDEOS OF AN SCPD GANG SURROUNDING A TACKLED AND TASERED BLACK MAN just outside the Westside Farmer’s Market at 12:40 PM 9-12-20 yesterday at

EARLIER VIDEO OF THE POLICE MOBBING MARTY AT   As Marty’s case in court reveals more police videos, more evidence may emerge of local “peacekeeping”.

​    ***  “Cry of Hope” Cooper D’Angelo’s Lengthy Update from her Latest Camp above the Benchlands
***  Upchuck at the upcoming City Council meeting Tuesday 9-22 with Mayor Cummings “zone ’em away” compliance (item #20) with Take-Back-Santa-Cruz bigots eager to run off low-income RV residents from the City including Cumming’s excuses to the Grand Jury for homeless resource negligence.  Cummings’ dodge-em report: .
***  Alicia Kuhl–on site at the Homeless (FNB) Survival Center–and on KZSC with John Malkin (full interview: )

***  Marty Mirabel (“Pirate”) & Noel Review the Cops’ Case Against Him for Speaking Up Against A Van Seizure
***  “Katzenjammer” Keith McHenry Gives the Weekend Round-Up on Life in the Survival Zone

***  Sylvia and friends: police harassment
***  Mikuriya Hearing against a Doc assisting patients in getting medical marijuana: report

***  Pat Riles, De Anza Trailer Park Homeowner, on the City’s cowardly retreat from promised rent control***  Paul Marcelin-Sampson struggles to restore the right to distribute flyers at the Metro Center***  Bill of Rights Defense Committee looks local withdrawal from the Patriot Act***  John Shrim–Travelin’ Poet Heading for Venice***  Jolly Roger Comedy Troupe: Berkeley City Council Bemoans a Recent Court Decision OKing Panhandling


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Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides netcast streams tonight 9-17-20 at 6 PM at & archived at Updates from Troy, Russell, Cooper, and a listen-in on Pleich’s Interviews with Kumar, Kelsey, and Brown


xxx  Troy reports on the Start of Sweeps Along the San Lorenzo Levee with no Shelter Options

xxx  “Progressive” candidates Kayla Kumar, Kelsey Hill, and Sandy Brown Make their Pitch to
Steve Pleich on Voices from the Village September  (full video at
xxx  Mayor Opposes, San Jose Council, Supports Rubber Bullet Use on Crowds:
xxx  “Homekey” housing funding goes to a few:

California awards coveted ‘Homekey’ homeless housing funds San Jose and Contra Costa County landed state funding to turn two motels into long-term homeless housing Wednesday — making them among the first in California to score the highly competitive aid …

xxx Troy, Russell, and Cooper Report from Their San Lorenzo Roost on City Camp Demolitions

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides archived & netcast 9:30 AM-3 PM today September 6, 2020-Updates from Keith M., Serg K., Alicia K., Scott G., Backlot Ben, Merryweather Mike, Dreadeye, & More

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City Council defied the Defund the Police demands made repeatedly at the last three Council sessions & direct action protests outside their homes by accepting at $750,000 federal grant for more SCPD enforcement (2 “Community Service” Officers) targeting minors and tobacco sellers.  More expensive and repressive drug war and more powers to an unrestrained local police force that is neither transparent, accountable, nor a peace force. No report from the Police Chief’s Closed Committee is on the September 8th Agenda coming up.   

The D.A. and the SCPD have not dropped inflated and groundless felony charges against MARTY MIRABEL (“PIRATE”) for defending his friend Ben’s vehicular home from a massive police raid in violation of CDC “shelter-in-place” guidelines.  His next hearing is October 6th.  Police continue to cite and harass Ben in spite of the CDC requirements and the Martin v. Boise decision prohibiting such official terrorism.

Keith McHenry, Food Not Bombs activist, continues to face criminal charges for moving several tubs across the street attempting to assist homeless people dealing with Mills massive police raid on the encampment next to the downtown Post Office back in March. 

Mixed reports indicate the typical “emergency shelter” discrimination at the evacuation refugee camps favoring recently arrived middle class homeless against more impoverished long-term local unhoused folks.

No indication that vendors on Beach St. have been invited to resume their family-sustaining sidewalk businesses down there.



​    ***  “Katzenjammer” Keith McHenry’s Saturday Report from Food not Bombs Central
***    Establishment Interview with Defund-the-Police Portland Mayoral Candidate Sarah Iannarone at

***    “Oust the Ostriches” Alicia Kuhl in an August 14 Interview on her City Council Campaign 
***    Bard and Barnstormer David Rovics Reviews the Tenant Crisis in Portland, OR

***    “Scope It Out” Scott Graham and Bathrobespierre Robert Norse Growl Gloomy Predictions for the Upcoming 9-8 Shitty Council Meeting and its Rubberstamped Public-Excluded Agenda

***   Serg Kagno on Fire Evacuation Shelter in mid-August with a Street Salute from Merryweather Mike
***   Activists at the Town Clock Advise on Best Sources for Protest Announcements
***   More Police Killings Uncovered in the Daily Headlines
***    Lefties Survey the 100-Night Long Portland Protest and the Killings There in a segment of Baltimore’s “The Real News” Stir Crazy Panel Discussion at
***    Berkeley Street Spirit Newspaper Distributor J.C. Orton Spreads Food and News Amidst Plague and Fire

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Act Locally or Regret Later

  • Tuesday September 8th 1:30 PM Another Public-Excluded Sanitized Agenda of the Santa Cruz City Council meeting frequently inaudible and unnecessarily inaccessible.
  • Demand Full resources for ALL homeless whether inside or outside the County’s Containment Camp ! 
  • Support Tenant Resistance to the Unjust and Unconscionable Evictions on the September Horizon
  • Be on the lookout for City Mangler Martin Bernal’s County-funded Raids against Pogonip Campsites “to protect against fire danger” with Hiway 9 paths now taped off and 24 hour “No Parking” signs posted.
  • Join FenceWatch to monitor SCPD attempts to close off Public Space as they’ve three times done near the Post Office in their relentless anti-homeless campaign in violation of CDC Shelter-in-Place guidelines.  Remove the Fences on Coral St.   Protect and Provide Resources for the Survival Tents Along Hiway 1 at River St.
  • Document police pressure against many campsites citywide: Information is Power!  
  • Call in street reports to HUFF and the Free Radio Santa Cruz netshow back at 831-423-4833; Post your video on facebook and you-tube.  Pass on protest times and places via Instagram, and
  • Join Food Not Bombs [FNB], HUFF, and other local groups at theDaily Meal at the Laurel & Pacific seeking volunteers to pass on information and provide support. 
  • Eat and organize at FNB meals 1:30-5:30 weekdays, 4-6 Sat & Sun.
  • Demand Legislative Rubberstampers of City Manager Martin Bernal and County Potentates Restore Actual Public Meetings instead of Closed Door On-Line Charades.
  • Call City Hall (420-5020) and the Board of Supervisors (454-2200) or Rattle the Windows of these Toxic Pretenders where They Work & Live to demand Defunding Police Agencies to secure safety & services.
  • Hit the streets to Insist that City Manager Bernal and Chief Mills stop the sweeps of homeless encampments–violating the CDC directive and halt $$ for these and other police terror sweeps.
  • Prepare for peaceful urgent Direct Action to enact these health & safety measures if City Manager Bernal, Mayor Cummings, and Chief Mills continue to Stall.
  • Resist Business and Corporate Pressure to Restore Massive Tourist “Business as Usual” in the midst of a Pandemic of Unknown Dimensions 
  • Prepare for the likely return of explicit anti-homeless police, business, and vigilante activity as “business-as-usual” resumes.

  • Check out resumed HUFF meetings Wed 11 AM either at the Sub Rosa Cafe 703 Pacific or in front of City Hall across from the Main Library downtown (next meeting 9-10: phone 831-423-4833 for confirmation). 
  • Demand “Bad News” Bernal Order His Cops to Stand off and Allow Homeless Activists to Reopen Camp Phoenix, let other survival campers remain where they are without molestation (stop the sweeps!), and/or allow for self-run triage zones (as at the Ross Camp site) now that Governor Newsom has declared that area surplus space to be designated for homeless use. Provide decent facilities for trash pick-up, washing, drinkable water, and bathroom access.
  • Pressure the City to provide support for vehicular residents, water for those outside, portapotties for those in the Pogonip and the Levee, and decent survival services citywide.
  • Denounce the latest cosmetic “See, We Have Shelter” lie with the pathetic and all-in-the-same-room response of the Vet’s Hall, the Armory, and Laurel St instead of the needed and promised motel rooms.  These need to be provided BEFORE symptoms develop, BEFORE testing, TARGETING the most vulnerable but providing for all as the crisis escalates nation-wide.
  • Demand immediate transfer of money to shelter the many rather than provide an illusion by unsafely sheltering a few, while really providing protective cover to the City Council and Board of Supervisors for essentially doing nothing for the great majority and allowing Mills’ police-and-rangers to threaten campsites with seizure and arrest at will as police are the only large gang allowed to publicly assemble.
  • Contact Chief Mills at  to demand fundamental changes such as that seized survival gear be available for reclaiming during regular business hours, not just 6 hours as week.  See
  • Hold accountable City Hall NIMBY whenever they show up in public:  Mayor Justin Cummings, City Manager-for-Life Martin Bernal, His Wrecking Crew of Abuse Enablers Susie O’Hara and Megan Bunch, Police Chief Andy Mills, & City Attorney Tony Condotti  for Inciting the Ross Camp Destruction,  Subsequent Deaths, & the Friday Nov 15th Demolition of Camp Phoenix (the renewed Deseire Memorial Survival Encampment in back of Ross) with a campaign of lies to the community regarding “adequate shelter options”.
  • Remember Deseire Quintero–Killed by City Indifference, Negligence, and Malice in Closing the First Ross Camp Without Any Adequate Shelter!  Support Survival Campgrounds, Empty Building Takeovers This Plague Season Wherever They Happen.  Provide them with supplies.
  • Take peaceful action to open up buildings for Emergency Shelter as well as an end to harassment citation of folks surviving outside under “trespass on public property”, “closed area”, “public nuisance” and “blocking the sidewalk” pretexts.
  • Witness, oppose, and document police and ranger harassment using “closed areas”, “blocking the sidewalk”, “public nuisance”, “public trespass”, and “illegal lodging” to get around the Boise v. Martin “No shelter? No tickets!” decision.
  • Demand City Manager “Mangler” Martin Bernal and SCPD Police Chief  “Ambushmaster” Andy Mills account for their destruction of Camp Phoenix ignoring City Council’s required Standard Operating Procedures for closing encampments and violating their own admission that “trespass” could not be properly applied to the survival sleepers.  Remember the bad history so it’s not repeated!

·  Contact Alicia Kuhl  to find more direct and effective ways to support the next shelter-in-place encampments, legal challenges, and fundamental police change  throughout the City starved of food and survival gear at 831-431-7766.   DONATE SURVIVAL GEAR  & VOLUNTEER DURING THE CRISIS EVERY DAY AT FOOD NOT BOMBS Laurel & Front St. MEAL.

·  Document Homeless Discrimination & Sign Up for Direct Action to “Open the Bathrooms Now!” Action by contacting the SC Union, HUFF,  Conscience & Action, or the Give-A-Shit Campaign

·  Provide Direct Support to Survival Camps & Squats as City Council Ignores the Emergency; Skip the Poverty Pimp Entrepreneurs to give directly to Food Not Bombs, the Felker St. Footbridge Services, the SC Homeless Union and other real providers.

·  Post Your Documentation of Police and Ranger “Move Along” Mischief or Pass it on to BadAss Mama at 831-431-7766

·  Donate to Existing Homeless Encampments, NOT Poverty-Pimp Posturers– Survival Demands Blankets, Water, Tarps, Portapotties & Trash Pick-Up’s–and Deter Police Harassment by being On Call to Document It.

·  Additional Needs for Community Samaritans!–More Needs: Potable Water for Drinking, Laundry Access so Clothes Don’t Mildew, Electrical Phone-Charging Hook-up’s and More Space in Additional Spots, Monitor and Expose Cop Crackdowns

·  Support Food Not Bombs,  the Warming Center’s Day/Night Storage Program, HUFF, and independent homeless activists by documenting, providing resources, & publicizing the situation.

  •  Check out The Santa Cruz Community, Santa Cruz Homeless Advocates & Homeless Outside in Santa Cruz, Monterey County Homeless Advocates, SNAIL, HEART Disabled Homeless People,  Power Surge Tenants Rights, Bay Area Landless People’s Alliance, and more on Facebook. Then go out and do something!
  •   Read Updates and Post Them on Santa Cruz Indymedia at
  •   Exchange information with other supporters there to generate more communication and better solutions in the future.
  •   Listen in to Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides at Thursdays 6-8 PM, Sundays 9:30 AM- 3 PM
  •   Hear archived shows at .  Call in with anytime with street reports: 831-423-4833
  •   If you must, expropriate items from corporate & chain stores.  Don’t steal from vulnerable fellow homeless or local businesses!

REMINDER:   Free Radio Santa Cruz still stands ready to dole out $300 for info leading to a 10′ X 10′ studio space with bathroom, internet, and electrical access–either indoors or out (we’ll build a structure).  We’re also seeking a transmitter space where we can put up an antenna–a backyard, a multistory home, a high tree–help us spread the word.   Help us so we can help you!